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The Team and Facilities:

The drama team is made up of a head of department and three other staff who teach drama on a part time basis. The drama studio is part of the Creative Arts block and is a purpose built studio with flexible staging, theatre lighting and sound facilities.

 

Key Stage 3:

At KS3 pupils in year 7 and 8 have one drama lesson a week. The intention of the learning is to firstly introduce then to the basic skills required in drama and then to focus on the theatre styles and techniques that are needed to follow the subject at GCSE. These styles include ancient Greek theatre and melodrama as well as Shakespeare and comedy.

There is also a drama club open to all pupils once a week and opportunities to take part in performances in the local community

 

Key Stage 4:

From year 9 pupils have the option to follow a GCSE programme in drama. Pupils have three lessons a week in scripted work, devising and preparation for a written exam as well as learning more about the world of theatre. As part of the GCSE course with exam board Edexcel, pupils will attend at least one theatre performance to expand their knowledge and understanding

 

Key Stage 5:

Edexcel Theatre Studies is an A level option that pupils can select and is a clear continuation from the GCSE course studying devising, scripting and play analysis at a more advanced level. This course prepares pupils to study any of the performance arts for Higher Education courses.

 

Subject

Year Group

Exam Board

Specification

Drama

9

Pearson Edexcel

GCSE Drama (8491)

Drama

10

Pearson Edexcel

GCSE Drama (8491)

Drama

11

Pearson Edexcel

GCSE Drama (8491)